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an easily replaceable pin inserted in a machine at a critical point and designed to shear and stop the machine if the load becomes too great
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Words nearby shear pin
shearing gang, shearing shed, shearlegs, shearling, shear modulus, shear pin, shears, shear strain, shear strength, shear stress, shear stud
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How to use shear pin in a sentence
The damage was trivial; a shear pin in the transmission had given way.
Charles pried a shear pin from the jeep's winch, punched out the shear pin that had given way in the transmission and replaced it.